April 11, 2009: Susan Boyle’s YouTube Moment
2009– Susan Boyle takes the Stage at “Britian’s Got Talent”. A person that most would write-off at first glance, sings “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. Once she was done, the 48 year-old Scot got a standing ovation. The next day, her audition was posted and became one of the most viral on YouTube. It had been downloaded over 347 million times.
Of course, Boyle’s performance has been overshadowed by Gangnam Style…
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 11
- Clippy is retired from Microsoft Office
- John Sculley asks Steve Jobs to step down from Apple
- Atari Portfolio portable computer